Lespedeza bicolor

£2.50

Bush clover. A medium deciduous shrub from Eastern Asia, growing to 3 m (10 ft) high. A legume, fixing large amounts of nitrogen. The young leaves, stems, flowers and seeds are all edible when cooked, and the leaves are used as a tea substitute. Roots and leaves are used medicinally. Esteemed as a fodder plant (fresh or made into hay) and a good bee plant. Widely used for soil conservation and its wildlife value. Likes a well-drained soil in full sun; hardy to -23°C. Stratification: SC. Number of seeds: 40.

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Bush clover. A medium deciduous shrub from Eastern Asia, growing to 3 m (10 ft) high. A legume, fixing large amounts of nitrogen. The young leaves, stems, flowers and seeds are all edible when cooked, and the leaves are used as a tea substitute. Roots and leaves are used medicinally. Esteemed as a fodder plant (fresh or made into hay) and a good bee plant. Widely used for soil conservation and its wildlife value. Likes a well-drained soil in full sun; hardy to -23°C. Stratification: SC